Our Equality Policy
SureScreen is committed to diversity and is an Equal Employment Opportunity. Our policy encompasses all aspects of employment, from vacancy advertising, selection recruitment and training to conditions of service and reasons for termination of employment.
To ensure that this policy is operating effectively (and for no other purpose) the company maintains records of employees’ and applicants’ racial, gender and disability.
Ongoing monitoring and regular analysis of such records provide the basis for appropriate action to eliminate unlawful direct and indirect discrimination and promote equality of opportunity.
Our Operations Manager is responsible for the effective operation of the company’s Equal Opportunities Employment Policy.
Equal opportunities Employment Policy
Wherever possible, all vacancies will be advertised simultaneously internally and externally.
Steps will be taken to ensure that knowledge of vacancies reaches underrepresented groups internally and externally.
Wherever possible, vacancies will be notified to job centres, careers offices and press/media organisations.
All vacancy advertisements will include an appropriate short statement on equal opportunity.
Selection & Recruitment
Selection criteria will be kept under constant review to ensure that they are justifiable on non-discriminatory grounds as being essential for the effective performance of the job.
Wherever possible, more than one person must be involved in the selection interview and recruitment process.
Wherever possible, women, minorities and disabled persons will be involved in the short listing and interviewing processes.
Reasons for selection and rejection of applicants for vacancies will be recorded.
Training, Promotion and Conditions of Service
Underrepresented groups will be encouraged to apply for training and employment opportunities with the company. Wherever possible, special training will be provided for such groups to prepare them to compete on genuinely equal terms for jobs and promotion. However, actual recruitment to all jobs will be strictly on merit.
Wherever necessary, use will be made of lawful exemptions to recruit suitably qualified people to cater for the special needs of particular groups.
Wherever possible, efforts will be made to identify and remove unnecessary/unjustifiable barriers and provide appropriate facilities and conditions of service to meet the special needs of disadvantaged and/or underrepresented groups.
In order to ensure the effective operation of the equal opportunity policy (and for no other purpose) a record will be kept of all employees’ and job applicants’ gender, racial origins and disability.
Where necessary, employees will be able to check/correct their own record of these details. Otherwise, access to this information will be strictly restricted. Such records will be analysed regularly, and appropriate follow-up action taken.
The objectives of this EOEP are to:-
Ensure that the company has access to the widest labour market and secures the best employees for its needs.
Ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment, and that, wherever possible, they are given the help they need to attain their full potential to the benefit of the company and themselves.
Achieve an ability-based workforce which is in line with the working population mix in the relevant labour market areas.
The cooperation of all employees is essential for the success of this policy. However, ultimate responsibility for achieving the policy’s objectives, and for ensuring compliance with the relevant Acts of Parliament as well as the various Codes of Practice, lies with the company. Behaviour or actions against the spirit and/or the letter of the laws on which this policy is based will be considered serious disciplinary matters, and may, in some cases, lead to dismissal.
Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace
SureScreen is a drug-free workplace. Employees are prohibited from manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, possessing, using, or being under the influence of illegal drugs, inhalants, or controlled substances in the workplace. Any employee who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.